The Pan-European premier of 1989 – book your seat!

1989_Stills_018_jpg1989, the opening film of CPH:DOX, will be screened simultaneously in over 15 European cities on 5th November 2014. The film deals with the events that led to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and in Helsinki it can be seen in the special screening by DocPoint and Yle TV1 Documentary Project.

1989 (Denmark 2014, 90 min) by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz offers insight into the high-risk political game in Hungary on 1989. The protagonist is the then Prime Minister of Hungary, Miklós Neméth, whose decision to open the border separating Hungary and Austria leads to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and, consequently, of the Berlin Wall. The documentary invites the audience into the secret meeting rooms through a mixture of ’testimonials’, archive material, recreation, and reconstructed dialogues lip-synched to archive footage of the real political key characters. The film is subtitled in English.

In Helsinki the film will be screened at Kinopalatsi 7 (Kaisaniemenkatu 2) on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 7 P.M. The film is followed by a discussion about the events portrayed in the film and about the situation in Europe now, 25 years later. The screening and the discussion are both free of charge.

The amount of available tickets is limited, so be quick and book your seat before 3rd November.

The event is organized together with Yle TV1 Documentary Project and in co-operation with CPH:DOX and Magic Hour Films.

The screening at the opening gala of CPH:DOX in Copenhagen is accompanied by a conversation with the protagonist Miklós Németh, who will be on stage discussing the historical events portrayed in the film. This will be followed by a panel debate including Jeremy Rifkin, Loretta Napoleoni and former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. The discussion is filmed and both the film and the debate can be watched at Yle Areena (the film is found by the name Kun muuri murtui). Read more about 1989.